Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Jay Heflin - Washington Examiner
Liberal groups are rallying to forestall the possibility that President-elect Joe Biden selects Bruce Reed to head his administration’s Office of Management and Budget, as they fear his relative fiscal conservatism would mean prioritizing deficit reduction over caring for people hurt by the pandemic.
Bryan Bender - Politico
President-elect Joe Biden's transition is getting pressure from liberal lawmakers, progressive think tanks and anti-war groups to bring on a more diverse and broad-minded set of Pentagon advisers who are not reliant on defense industry donations.
Adam Johnson & Nima Shirazi - Citations Needed Podcast
Everywhere we turn in liberal discourse, high-profile Democrats and center-left media are framing climate change as a “national security” risk requiring national security solutions. But here's why demilitarization and global cooperation are really key to curbing emissions in time.
Sarah Lazare - In These Times
Republicans and Democrats are using the “menace” of China to justify pouring billions into the Pentagon’s budget.
Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout
With Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell coming out against a stimulus deal, it looks increasingly unlikely that Congress will pass a COVID stimulus bill before the election. While supposed concerns about a clash between the stimulus and the vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court have thrown a wrench ...
Mike Kuhlenbeck - The Progressive
A new study highlights the “cruel, domestic” cost of America’s post-9/11 wars.
Paula Orloff - The Union
How many jobs are generated by constructive enterprises compared to weapons and warfare? The National Priorities Project shows better employment from health, education, housing, and infrastructure building.
Elliott Negin - Scientific American
In an era of pandemics and climate change, we need to reconsider what “national security” means.
Alan Macleod - MintPress News
Many of Oregon’s largest firefighting aircraft are not available because the Department of Defense has sent them to Afghanistan to fight in the 20-year-old war.
Lindsay Koshgarian - Responsible Statecraft
For those who want to see a correction to bloated Pentagon spending — and the military overreach it represents — the deficit fears deeply ingrained in American politics may seem like a nifty political means. But this is at best a short-term strategy.